Miami's bullpen received an upgrade on Tuesday afternoon. The Marlins announced they reinstated Bryan Morris from the disabled list and optioned Justin Nicolino to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move.
Morris, 28, posted a 3.95 ERA and 3.61 FIP over 27.1 innings before going down. He had success after being acquired from the Pirates last season and should help the Marlins' bullpen late in games.
Nicolino pitched well in his major league debut but subsequently struggled against the Dodgers. He posted a 4.09 ERA and 4.64 FIP over 11 innings and allowed five runs over four innings against Los Angeles after not allowing a run against the Reds.
Although the Marlins were hoping to keep Nicolino in their rotation once he was promoted, he will remain in Triple-A to give the club starting depth. If the Marlins deal a pair of veteran starters, Nicolino might be called upon again before the end of the season.